Thursday, July 19, 2007

Pregnant cat?

Pregnant cat?
Originally uploaded by dawnkua.

Photo care of Rebecca.

Rebecca went down to look into this case today. One of the town councils wrote claiming there was a pregnant tipped earred cat (the black and white cat in the photo). Rebecca went down and checked and the cat just looks fat to her. She said there were no signs of engorged nipples.

The only way to be sure of course is to send the cat to the vet and do an ultrasound or ask them to palpate the cat. However obviously this is going to incur costs. Rebecca was right in saying that there is no reason the caregivers or CWS should have to incur the cost just because there is a suspicion that the cat looks pregnant. The other option is to wait and see if the pregnant cat gives birth.

She called the officer though and told him that in her opinion the cat is just fat and not pregnant. He said that was good enough for him and there was no need to go to a vet. Glad to hear it was resolved so quickly.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

poor busy busy Rebecca, the officer just want an expert's opinion and her reply certainly has brought him relief.

20/7/07 5:47 PM  

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